From: Tennessee Leeuwenburg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 11 2006 - 18:00:15 MDT
Russell Wallace wrote:
> On 9/11/06, *Joel Pitt* <email@example.com
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> As I understood it, the main problem of eugenics is the time it would
> take for traits to emerge and removing heterozygous individuals.
> Well, the main problem of eugenics is that letting governments decide
> who's fit to pass on their genes to the next generation has such a bad
> track record as to exclude itself from consideration.
> But that doesn't mean some genes aren't better than others. I have no
> problem believing Ashkenazi Jews are on average genetically smarter
> than other groups; we can accept the truth of a factual statement
> while rejecting political actions supposedly based on said statement.
Presumably, eugenics would only ever be required where enlightened
self-interest failed to produce a consensus.
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